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Georgetown Medical School Selects New York Chiropractic College For CAM Program Training

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Georgetown Medical School Selects New York Chiropractic College For CAM Program Training

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Georgetown University Medical School has selected New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) to assist it in training licensed professionals in the complementary and alternative healthcare disciplines. According to Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD, who co-directs at Georgetown with Hakima Amri, PhD, the academic affiliation is intended to “… break down the silos that hold the disciplines apart and create relationships between the disciplines and the educational institutions that prepare the nation’s future healthcare providers.” Dr. Haramati initiated Georgetown’s unique Master of Science in Physiology program that emphasizes complementary and alternative medicine in an effort to provide instruction in three areas: grounding in science (especially systems and cell physiology), introductory exposure and understanding of CAM disciplines and philosophies, and the ability to rigorously assess the state of evidence regarding safety and efficacy of various CAM therapies. With this education in hand, students may then pursue career options related to research (advanced study leading to the doctorate degree), policy and administration (in government or the non-profit sector), or continue their training in one of the health professions.

Looking to introduce scientific rigor and to generate much needed evidence-based research, Haramati sought a top quality school that objectively assessed the safety and efficacy of CAM modalities including acupuncture, massage, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions. NYCC’s robust research program and widespread reputation for academic excellence among chiropractic and acupuncture professionals made it an attractive candidate for the affiliation. Pleased with the new collaboration, NYCC Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Michael Mestan said, “We welcome the opportunity to partner with a university the caliber of Georgetown, and are enthused at the prospect of training such capable students with expressed interest in natural healthcare.”

By |November 9, 2010|News|8 Comments

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8 Comments

  1. seattle chiropractor November 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Fantastic! Attitudes are slow to change, but as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, medical practitioners are becoming more open to collaborating with their colleagues across the allied healthcare fields.

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  4. Chiropractic Management Software November 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This is a great thing to see and read about. Nice to read that some in the health care community of professionals are starting to see the good these alternative health options are doing, and starting to accept them. I remember when primary care doctors discounted all chiropractors as ‘quacks’ and worse. But, mountainous evidence discounts that chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists do incredible good for people.

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  5. DR.RICH November 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

    It is nice to see that my alma mater is going to work with georgetown but I would like them reincorporate ak the most holistic chiropractic method into their core undergraduate program

  6. Denver Chiropractic November 14, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Good to see that there is some cooperation with the different fields of health care. Overall should benefit the general public in time.

  7. Oakville Chiropractic November 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    That’s great news and will help bring alternative healthcare more to the mainstream. NYCC is also a great chiropractic college – great for them and the beautiful town of Seneca Falls.

  8. Rochester Chiropractor May 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Nice Post and great info.

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